Though groups are calling the Angels concerning the availability of two-way standout Shohei Ohtani, the Angels don’t have any plans to maneuver their worldwide celebrity, per Jon Morosi of the MLB Community (via Twitter).
The Angels are once more mired in a disappointing season, one which has already resulted within the firing of supervisor Joe Maddon. At 39-54, the Halos are 15 video games below .500 and greater than 20 video games behind the Astros for the division lead. They’re greater than 10 video games behind the final wild card spot. It actually would appear like one other misplaced season for Los Angeles.
However holding onto Ohtani is an inexpensive place to take, even contemplating the present state of the membership. Ohtani is an All-Star for the second consecutive season, and he’s once more producing on each side of the ball. On the plate, Ohtani is slashing .256/.347/.482 over 386 plate appearances. He additionally owns a 2.80 ERA/2.41 FIP throughout 93 1/3 innings. All collectively, Ohtani may very nicely be taking a look at one other MVP season.